Several Phillies have attempted to take the perspective that the pressure is on the Cardinals in Game 5. On the surface, it's hard to see how that makes any sense.
"The pressure is back on them. ... They are coming into our house trying to beat us. We came here and split with them. They've got to come back and beat us in our house." -Roy Oswalt
"I would definitely say so." -Ryan Howard
Jimmy Rollins put it in better perspective:
"It's fun. It's a pressure situation. This is what we play for. This is what we get paid for, to be in these situations. And I don't think anyone in here is afraid of it. Naturally, once the game is on its way, that's the toughest part. Playing the game, it becomes baseball again. That part's not necessarily easy, but you're relaxed when you get there. When you have to sit around and think about it for a day is when you can get a little tight. But we have a night to think about it, then a day to clear our minds and get ready for [tomorrow]. Everyone in this clubhouse is looking forward to it. Yeah, we wanted to close it out here but now we have Game 5 and there's no better place to do it than CBP."